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Suicide and the Body Politic in Imperial Russia
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Suicide and the Body Politic in Imperial Russia

By MORRISSEY, Susan K.

Cambridge University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Good/good +. Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories. xv, 384 p. 24 cm. 10 b&w illustrations + 2 figures. Black cloth in mylar-covered dustjacket. Some soiling to cloth, bumped lower corners. A few creases to jacket. Lower corner of text block dampstained but little shows on pages themselves which appear neat and clean except for stain on p. 14. Topics: the regulation of suicide; policing; suicide notes; freedom, death and the sacred; etc.

$40.00

Kaiser Konige Und Papste Bands I-IV. Gesammelte Aufsa tze zur Geschichte des Mittelalters
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Kaiser Konige Und Papste Bands I-IV. Gesammelte Aufsa tze zur Geschichte des Mittelalters

By SCHRAM, Percy Ernst

Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann, 1968-71. Hardcover. Very good/Good. 5 vols.: 385; 352; 460; 432; 764 p. 25 cm. Grey hardcovers in dustjackets. Jackets have soiled rear panels. Corners bumped. German text.

$150.00

Convegno Di Scienze Morali Storiche e Filologiche 27 Maggio -1 Giugno 1956. Tema: Oriente ed Occidente Nel Medio Evo
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Convegno Di Scienze Morali Storiche e Filologiche 27 Maggio -1 Giugno 1956. Tema: Oriente ed Occidente Nel Medio Evo

By Accademia Nazionale Dei Lincei

Roma: Accademia Nazionale Dei Lincei, 1957. Softcover. Very good. Accademia Nazionale Dei Lincei Fondazione Alessandro Volta, Instituita Dalla Societa Edison di Milano Atti Dei Convegni 12. 499 p. 25 cm. Some b&w illustrations. Cream card covers. Light soiling. Many pages uncut. Italian text.

$40.00

The United States and Korea: American-Korean Relations, 1866-1976
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The United States and Korea: American-Korean Relations, 1866-1976

By NAHM, Andrew C. (ed.)

Kalamazoo, Mich: The Center for Korean Studies, Western Michigan University, 1979. Softcover. Good. 262 p. 24 cm. Softcover. Spine faded, moderate wear and wrinkles to spine. Various authors on American-Korean relations, American advisers in Korea, Japanese annexation, Korean immigration to Hawaii, US military government in Korea, US economic aid after WWII, relations as seen from socialist countries. Selected bibliography in English.

$50.00

Walking Along The Border
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Walking Along The Border

By TOIBIN, Colm; O'SHEA, Tony (illus.)

London: Queen Anne Press, 1988. Softcover. Very good. 159 p. 25 cm. B&w illustrations. Softcover. Light wear. Signed by author on title page.

$40.00

Probleme des lateinischen Konigreichs Jerusalem
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Probleme des lateinischen Konigreichs Jerusalem

By MAYER, Hans Eberhard

London: Variorum Reprints, 1983. Hardcover. Near fine. Various paginations. 23 cm. B&w frontispiece photo of Mayer. Blue cloth with gold print. Spine faded. German print.

$35.00

Festschrift Adolf Hofmeister zum 70. Geburtstage am 9. August 1953
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Festschrift Adolf Hofmeister zum 70. Geburtstage am 9. August 1953

By SCHEIL, Ursula (ed.)

Halle (Saale): Veb Max Niemeyer, 1955. Hardcover. Very good. xvi, 342 p. 24 cm. B&w illustrations. Blue cloth with gold print. Spine faded, boards slightly bent. Cracked after title page. German text.

$45.00

Hommes et institutions de l\'Italie normande
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Hommes et institutions de l'Italie normande

By MÉNAGER, L.-R.

London: Variorum Reprints, 1981. Hardcover. Near fine. Collected Studies series. Various paginations (372 p.). 23 cm. Blue cloth. French text. Faint stains on front endpapers.

$125.00

Historia de Hierosolymitano Itinere
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Historia de Hierosolymitano Itinere

By TUDEBODE, Peter; HILL, John Hugh & Laurita L. (trans.)

Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society, 1974. Hardcover. Fine/Good +. Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia For Promoting Useful Knowledge Volume 101. ix, [3], 137 p. 25 cm. 2 maps. Red cloth in white dustjacket. Jacket has small tears in edges and a little soiling.

$125.00

The Origin and Progress of the Art of Writing
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The Origin and Progress of the Art of Writing

By HUMPHREYS, Henry Noel

London: Ingram, Cooke, and Co, 1853. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. viii, 176 p., interspersed with plates. 27 cm. Colour frontispiece, 10 colour plates, 17 b&w plates. Black thermoplastic binding (or possibly papier-mâché?). Marbled endpapers and gilt text block edges. Respined with original spine overlaid. Binding cracked, front board more so than rear. Bookplate states presented to Coleman P. Hyman from Asher Lyons in Chatham, Kent, England August 1884. Small label attached to front free endpaper. The owner's name in Hebrew, Greek, etc. Samples of hieroglyphs p. 35 and alphabet on p. 133. Some thumbing and spotting. Dampstains to plates. Additions pasted on to rear of plate across from p.127, to rear of plate across from p. 145, to rear of plates 20-1 and to pp. 138 and 140, across from plate 176, and rear endpapers. Colour plate 22 has been cut down and reinserted. Some tears in pastedowns/red paper background. Title continues: "A connected Narrative of the Development of the Art, Its Primeval Phases in Egypt, China, Mexico, Etc.,; Its Middle State in the Cuneatic Systems of Nineveh and Persepolis, to Its Introduction to Europe Through the Medium of the Hebrew, Phoenician, and Greek Systems, and Its Subsequent Progress to the Present Day." We believe this binding to be thermoplastic, which was used mainly for photographic cases (ambrotypes and daguerreotypes) but also for such household goods as hairbrushes. The process uses gum shellac, wood fibre or other fibrous material with a colour dye, heated and mixed together and pressed into a mould. The numerous additions to this book by a former owner add greatly to its interest. Presentation bookplate to Coleman P. Hyman, born Chatham, Kent in 1862 where he was honorary secretary of the local synagogue. Hyman moved to Australia where he held many positions in various Jewish organizations. He returned to England ca. 1910 and died there in 1929. He is known to have been a keen collector of bookplates himself. The extra items glued and written inside may assumed to be his.

$1000.00

Surviving Sacrilege: Cultural Persistence in Jewish Antiquity
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Surviving Sacrilege: Cultural Persistence in Jewish Antiquity

By WEITZMAN, Steven

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 193 p. 25 cm. Black cloth in mylar-covered dustjacket.

$35.00

The London Chronicle: Or, Universal Evening Post
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The London Chronicle: Or, Universal Evening Post

By J. Wilkie

London: J. Wilkie, 1759. Vol. VI, No. 424. Thurs., Sept. 13 - Sat., Sept. 15, 1759. Good. Pages 257-164. 28 cm. Disbound. Horizontal fold. Ink stamp on p. 260 bottom and ink notations in margins of p. 261. News items include two Dutch ships captured in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Russian victory over Prussian troops, a London man in his 107th year, a Frenchman aged 121, etc. Also books published and for sale, names of those sentenced to transportation, and more.

$75.00

The London Chronicle: Or, Universal Evening Post
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The London Chronicle: Or, Universal Evening Post

By J. Wilkie

London: J. Wilkie, 1759. Vol. VI, No. 426. Tues., Sept. 19 - Thurs., Sept. 20, 1759. Very good. Pages 273-280. 28 cm. Disbound. Horizontal fold. Ink stamp on p. 276 bottom. News items include rumours of a French invasion of Britain, speculation regarding the Terra Australis and Northwest Passage, the Prussians being driven out of Dresden, the "bloody flux" rages through the French Army, etc. Also exchange rates, books published and for sale, christenings and burials, causes of death, and so on.

$250.00

The London Chronicle: Or, Universal Evening Post
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The London Chronicle: Or, Universal Evening Post

By J. Wilkie

London: J. Wilkie, 1757. No. 152. Sat., Dec. 17 - Tues. Dec. 20, 1757. Good. Pages 585-592. 28 cm. Disbound. Horizontal fold. Slight chips to edges. Ink stamp bottom of p. 588. Three columns of recipes on pp. 586-7 with six recipes altogether, including one for making beer from treacle. Also much detail on the continuing war with France.

$125.00

Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates
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Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates

By BLUNT, Lady Anne; W.S.B. (ed.)

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Hardcover. Good. 445 p. 22 cm. Frontispiece and 12 other maps and sketches by the author. Fold-out colour map and horse pedigree. Blue cloth hardcover with gold impressing. Spine faded with spot where label removed. Boards rubbed, spine ends softened and torn, corners bumped. New endpapers. Two tissue guards half missing and most torn or foxed. Not ex-library. When one learns that Lady Anne Blunt (1837–1917) was a granddaughter of Lord Byron, it becomes less surprising that this Victorian woman became an adventurous traveler in the Near East. She was the most accomplished horsewoman and breeder of Arabian horses of her time period. Her husband was the poet and diplomat Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840 1922), the "W.S.B." who wrote the preface and a few chapters on Arabian horses. Anne and Wilfrid travelled to the East to purchase Arabian horses from Bedouin tribesmen, which they transported back to England. Sadly, the couple separated in 1913, Wilfrid living in Britain and Anne dying in Cairo in 1917.

$175.00

Fools of Fortune or Gambling and Gamblers, Comprehending A History of the Vice in Ancient and Modern Times, and in Both Hemispheres; An Exposition of its Alarming Prevalence and Destructive Effects; With an Unreserved and Exhaustive Disclosure of Such Frauds, Tricks and Devices as are Practiced by "Professional" Gamblers, "Confidence Men" and "Bunko Steerers."
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Fools of Fortune or Gambling and Gamblers, Comprehending A History of the Vice in Ancient and Modern Times, and in Both Hemispheres; An Exposition of its Alarming Prevalence and Destructive Effects; With an Unreserved and Exhaustive Disclosure of Such Frauds, Tricks and Devices as are Practiced by "Professional" Gamblers, "Confidence Men" and "Bunko Steerers."

By QUINN, John Philip

Chicago: The Anti-Gambling Association, 1892. Hardcover. Good. 640 p. 24 cm. B&w frontispiece portrait of the author and over 60 other portraits and line drawings. Brown cloth hardcover with black, silver, and gold impressing. Crease in spine, small tears in spine ends, some rubbing to boards, bottom corners bumped. Damp stain to text block edge. Occasional foxing and most pages browned. A native of Missouri, John Philip Quinn (1851-1916) was a reformed gambler who had operated keno halls in St. Louis and wrote several books on the inner workings of games of chance and the evils of gambling. "Fools of Fortune" gives much detail on gambling in the US in the late 19th century, including faro, poker, dice, games at fairs and circuses, and horse racing. The book also contains his personal reminiscences, including how gambling affected his marriage.

$125.00

Old Kuching
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Old Kuching

By HO, Alice Yen

Oxford University Press, 2004. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good. Images of Asia series. 86 p. 21 cm. 27 b&w and 19 colour illustrations. Pictorial hardcover. Dent in lower front board and crease in rear cover. Small red ink stamp on front free endpaper. Kuching = Sarawak. Bibliography and index.

$35.00

Woodfill of the Regulars: A True Story of Adventure from the Arctic to the Argonne
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Woodfill of the Regulars: A True Story of Adventure from the Arctic to the Argonne

By THOMAS, Lowell

Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. xii, 325 p. 22 cm. Frontispiece and 24 other b&w illustrations. Orange cloth with black impressing. Spine ends softened, corners a little bumped. Bookplate of former owner and small bookseller label on front pastedown.

$40.00

Early Korean Encounters with the United States and Japan: Six Essays on Late Nineteenth-Century Korea
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Early Korean Encounters with the United States and Japan: Six Essays on Late Nineteenth-Century Korea

By LEW, Young Ick

Seoul: The Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch, 2008. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. ix, 249 p. 24 cm. Softcover. Front flap price clipped. Light soiling to lower edge. 1. The Shufeldt Treaty and Early Korean-American Interaction 1882-1905; 2. American Advisors in Korea 1885-1894; 3. Late Nineteenth-Century Korean Reformers' Receptivity to Protestantism; 4. Korean Responses to Japanese Challenges 1870-1910; 5. Japan's Role in the Evolution of Korean-American Relations in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries; 6. Contributions by Western Scholars to Modern Korean Historiography. Bibliography and Index.

$60.00

East India Company of the Netherlands: Unjust, Cruell and Barbarous Proceedings Against the English at Amboyna, London 1624
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East India Company of the Netherlands: Unjust, Cruell and Barbarous Proceedings Against the English at Amboyna, London 1624

By East India Company

Amsterdam/New York: Theatrum Oribis Terrarum/ Da Capo Press, 1971. Hardcover. Ex library-good. Number 306 The English Experience, its record in Early Printed Books Published in Facsimile. Various paginations. 23 cm. Red cloth with gold print. Ex library with call label on lower spine, ink stamps on text block edges, labels and ink stamps on endpapers. Original title page: A True Relation of the Unjust, Cruell, and Barbarous Proceedings against the English at Amboyna In the East-Indies, by the Neatherlandish Governor and Counvel there. Also the copie of a Pamphlet, set forth first in Dutch and then in English, by some Neatherlander; falsly entituled, A True Declaration of the Newes that came out of the East-Indies, with the Pinace called the Hare, which arrived at Texel in June, 1624. Together with an Answer to the same Pamphlet. By the English East-India Companie."

$35.00

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